Nutrition talk at the Smart Life Forum, Thurs, Oct 21st, 7pm

this is free to first timers…

The Smart Life Forum presents:

Robert H. Lustig MD,
“The Fructose Epidemic”

With a short presentation by
Steve W. Fowkes
“Understanding the importance of basal metabolic rate”

Thursday, Oct 21st, 7pm, at the Cobberley Community Center, Room H1.

Dr. Lustig, from UCSF, is a dynamic speaker and an expert in this field, will share with us his wisdom and humor on Fructose.

Many of you have seen his UCSF's Osher talk on YouTube:

…this is a video of “Mini Medical School for the Public: Current Controversy in Nutrition: Letting Science be the Guide

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, in the Division of Endocrinology Director of the Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Program at UCSF

Dr. Lustig is a nationally-recognized authority in the field of neuroendocrinology, with a specific emphasis on the regulation of energy balance by the central nervous system. He is currently investigating the contribution of biochemical, neural, hormonal, and genetic influences in the expression of the current obesity epidemic both in children and adults. He has defined a syndrome of vagally-mediated beta-cell hyperactivity which leads to insulin hypersecretion and obesity, and which is treatable by insulin suppression. This phenomenon may occur in up to 20% of the obese population. He is interested in the hypothalamic signal transduction of insulin and leptin, and how these two systems interact. He is studying the cardiovascular morbidity associated with hyperinsulinemia, and developing methods to evaluate and prevent this phenomenon in children. He is also analyzing the contribution of the autonomic nervous system to insulin secretion and insulin resistance in obese children, and the utility of assessing insulin dynamics in targeting obesity therapy.

Dr. Lustig graduated from MIT, and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College. He performed his pediatric residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, and his clinical fellowship at UCSF. From there, he spent six years as a post-doctoral fellow in neuroendocrinology at The Rockefeller University in New York.

Dr. Lustig has authored over 70 research articles and 35 chapters. He is the Chairman of the Obesity Task Force of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society, a member of the Obesity Task force of The Endocrine Society, and on the Steering Committee of the International Endocrine Alliance to Combat Obesity.

Steve W. Fowkes, a nutrition expert, focusing on metabolism and reversing Alzheimer's, will give a mini-presentation on basal metabolic rate.

Here's his YouTube video on reversing Alzheimer's:

Steve Fowkes is an organic chemist, neurobiochemist, nutritional formulation consultant, legal expert witness and is considered an expert in brain function and metabolism. He has written several books, authored numerous articles and papers, illustrated books and scientific papers and served as editor, technical editor and guest editor on many more. He is currently writing his sixth book. In 1979, he co-founded a nutrition company, Vitamin Research Products and managed their research, new product development, manufacturing, data-processing and shipping departments until 1983. In 1992, he founded and continues to direct the Cognitive Enhancement Research Institute. His ability to translate technical topics for the public led to TV appearances on People are Talking, a San Francisco-based TV talk show, The Dr. Dean Edel Show, a nationally syndicated TV talk show, and CNN's Larry King Live and several anti-aging documentaries. Steve is available for private and group nutrition counseling.
Email address: fowkes2 [at]
Web samples of Steve's writings:
Telephone:[masked]-CERI (2374)

FUTURE SPEAKERS (The Smart Life Forum meets every 3rd Thursday of the month.)

Nov. 18, Michael Mayer, PhD
Body Mind Healing

Dec. 16, TBA

A note from your organizer….

Hi all, the SLF has 2 really good speakers lined up for this month:

One is my housemate, Steve Fowkes, nutritionist/chemist and the other is Robert Lustig, MD from UCSF. Both are dynamic speakers, have incredible knowledge and have high passion for what they do. You will be entertained, you will be enlightened, you will be glad you joined us.

The speakers who come to SLF are leaders/well versed in their field, and share not only basic info, but also technical information, too. So, bring your notebook, bring your questions and bring a friend in hopes that they remember things that you don't. 🙂

The meeting is free to first timers, then they ask you to pay $60 for a year's membership. It's a nonprofit, so your $$ are deductible. Most meetings are very well attended, 100+ people, so, come early to get a good seat.

The agenda for their monthly meetings:
7p… announcements

7:15…. QandA, where anyone in the audience can ask a question, and anyone in the audience can answer the question. There are many professionals, including myself, in the audience who give suggestions, directions, resources, etc.

7:30…. a mini-presentation. Guest speaker is Steve Fowkes, he will talk about Basal Metabolic Rate.

7:50 …. break

8pm – 10pm … main presentation. Guest speaker is Rober Lustig, talking about Fructose.

I hope you'll join us.

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